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    Who does this forge marking belong to?


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    Quote Originally Posted by urbankaos04 View Post
    Who does this forge marking belong to?

    According to a lower manufacturer I spoke with, that is the forge mark for Brass Aluminum Forgings:

    http://www.baforging.com/

    Supposedly the only places that are making AR forgings currently are Brass Aluminum, Cerro and Anchor Harvey. I don't know if Cardinal and Alcoa are still making them. I haven't seen uppers with those forge marks in quite some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pryde View Post
    According to a lower manufacturer I spoke with, that is the forge mark for Brass Aluminum Forgings:

    http://www.baforging.com/

    Supposedly the only places that are making AR forgings currently are Brass Aluminum, Cerro and Anchor Harvey. I don't know if Cardinal and Alcoa are still making them. I haven't seen uppers with those forge marks in quite some time.
    I just bought a new Colt 6920 Upper, and it has this square forge mark on the right side of the carry handle. The upper reciever has the key hole forge with a "C" stamped to the left of it.

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    I think out of sheer curiosity, it would be interesting to have an at-a-glance chart of how many suppliers some of the more prominent makers got their upper receivers from, then check the dates, and compare that to the political climate of the time. Yeah, I know, keep my mouth shut, but it still would be interesting to see.

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    The cardinal forge mark is what Ive seen the most of from various assemblers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pryde View Post
    Supposedly the only places that are making AR forgings currently are Brass Aluminum, Cerro and Anchor Harvey. I don't know if Cardinal and Alcoa are still making them. I haven't seen uppers with those forge marks in quite some time.
    My LMT was QC checked on 12-30-08 and has a cardinal mark on the upper receiver.

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    I also Have a Colt upper marked with a "C" and a keyhole to the right of it

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    I don't see any forge marks on my Mega... what forge leaves no marks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotm4 View Post
    Those are both Cerro forgings (unknown who does Bushmasters or S&Ws finish machining).
    I know who does S&W. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    My LMT was QC checked on 12-30-08 and has a cardinal mark on the upper receiver.
    my lmt was checked on 02-11-2009 and is marked as Cardinal.

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    My upper has no forge marks in the regular spot, however, there is one single, solitary dot UNDER the front of the forward assist, anyone know what this might mean? I was told this upper was off of a Colt lower (but couldn't be imported to the Evil Empire of California).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ca_fireman19 View Post
    My upper has no forge marks in the regular spot, however, there is one single, solitary dot UNDER the front of the forward assist, anyone know what this might mean? I was told this upper was off of a Colt lower (but couldn't be imported to the Evil Empire of California).
    Is it a raised dot or a hollow dot? If it is hollow, as in punched in, it is probably just from being tested for hardness.



    Dammit! should have looked at the dates.....
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    my daniel defense has the square forge mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivefivesix View Post
    my daniel defense has the square forge mark
    my DD does too. So, its Brass Aluminum Forging...i guess......

    Now, does DD machine out the upper or is it complete b4 it gets to DD besides anodizing?

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    My 1st AR (DoubleStar) has the keyhole and its interesting because its Cerro Forge which they have/had a plant about 20 min south of me in Brave, PA. I had some friends that worked there, i wonder if my upper was made right down the road. haha doubt it bc i think they have many branches.

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    C Stamp

    I just got two BCM lowers. They both have a "C" impression stamped on the front of the mag well. Anybody know what that means? Seems to have been done after anodizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hals1 View Post
    I just got two BCM lowers. They both have a "C" impression stamped on the front of the mag well. Anybody know what that means? Seems to have been done after anodizing.
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    Would the "C" be for a Cosmetic 2nd Lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucrt View Post
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    Would the "C" be for a Cosmetic 2nd Lower?

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    Probably. It's a blem. $90 off though; well worth it. I can't find the blem on one, Super Black fixed the other.

    Thanks urct

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    I have cut Achor, Cardinal and BA

    BA is the nicest IMO, they clean/replace there dies more often they also clean the forging better before shiiping it out. Thats important because they catch forgings that have blems like voids and such.

    BA has been doing these for a while but in the last year have become every one favorite to cut. There is no subsitute for QC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSZM4 View Post
    I have cut Achor, Cardinal and BA

    BA is the nicest IMO, they clean/replace there dies more often they also clean the forging better before shiiping it out. Thats important because they catch forgings that have blems like voids and such.

    BA has been doing these for a while but in the last year have become every one favorite to cut. There is no subsitute for QC.
    Is the BA your talking about "Brass Aluminum Forging" with the "square" marked upper???

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